CATIE’s HepCInfo Updates 6.2

New and Noteworthy Screening Canadians born between 1945 and 1965 could be cost effective According to a modelling study, one-time screening for people 25 to 64 or 45 to 64 years of age could be cost-effective, reported researchers in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. For both age ranges the researchers modelled four options: No screening… Read more »

African, Caribbean and Black populations in Canada are disproportionately affected by HIV. Culturally-specific programs that reach community members in non-traditional settings like barbershops and churches may encourage members of these communities to practise safe sex and reduce HIV-related stigma.   Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is workshop to build community and enhance self-esteem related to… Read more »

CATIE: Winter 2015 Positive Side newsletter

From the Front Lines: Meet the Bloggers A tour of the HIV blogosphere.   Chatty CATIE: The Road to Undetectable 4 PHAs offer their perspectives on what it means to have an undetectable viral load.   Profile: Crossing the Threshold Murray Jose-Boerbridge reflects on life-changing moments that have shaped the man he is today.  … Read more »

To get Prevention in Focus delivered straight to your inbox, click here. HIV prevention within serodiscordant couples: A changing paradigm Serodiscordant couples are often thought to be at “high risk” of HIV transmission. We explore how new HIV prevention options now make it easier to prevent HIV transmission for couples in serodiscordant relationships.   Views… Read more »

Providing HIV and hepatitis C-related services in rural and remote communities may present its own set of challenges. Draw on the experience of organizations offering prevention, testing and treatment options tailored to the needs in these communities. The Anonymous HIV Testing Program is a rapid, anonymous HIV testing service offered in partnership with local organizations… Read more »

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @1:00pm Register Now! Featuring: Olivier Ferlatte, Research Education Director Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health   According to results from the Sex Now 2011 survey conducted by the Community-Based Research Centre: Younger gay and bi men reported testing for STIs more commonly than older men, although they were more likely… Read more »

CATIE TreatmentUpdate 206

HIV—Pregnancy-related issues U.S. analysis of the safety of ART during pregnancy Good news about HIV drug safety from an even larger study Understanding the risks for hypospadias ART during pregnancy found safe for babies’ hearts General risk factors for premature births Premature births, protease inhibitors and progesterone Attitudes toward rapid HIV testing during labour Pregnancy-related… Read more »

Researchers in the U.S. have collaborated on a study that assessed hearing problems among HIV-negative and HIV-positive people. The researchers found that some HIV-positive people were more likely to have difficulty hearing both high and low frequencies. There was no connection between the use of anti-HIV drugs and hearing loss. The implications of the present… Read more »

Study uncovers new ground about when to start HIV therapy A major question that has recurred since the availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) is when this therapy should be initiated to ensure the optimal health of HIV-positive people. New research has revealed that early therapy may be highly beneficial…. Read more »

CATIE: Programming Connections Spotlight Programs for Gay Men

Gay men and other men who have sex with men may benefit from improved sexual health as one way to reduce the burden of HIV in the community. Community-building programs may be one way to enhance our response.     Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is workshop to build community and enhance self-esteem related to… Read more »

Tuesday, Dec. 16 @1:30-3:00pm ET/10:30-12:00pm PT Register now Featuring: Parents from across Canada who are living with or affected by HIV This webinar will be hosted by Nicci Stein, Executive Director of the Teresa Group, an organization that advances the dignity and well-being of children and their families affected by HIV in Ontario. Nicci will… Read more »